Celebrities Show Us How They Braid Their Hair (Photos)

Celebrities and their braids

I really regretting my hair. Now, I didn’t cut my hair Halle Berry pixie short or buzzed it off like Charlize Theron, but it is a little above my shoulders and unfortunately there’s not enough length to put my rather thick hair into a cute summer braid without it falling apart.

But then again, looking at these pics, there is a chance that I could pull off a cute boho braided look like some of these celebs with my shoulder-length hair. From Gwyneth Paltrow to Beyonce and even Gisele Bundchen, it seems like everyone is channeling their old school girl days when our moms would braid our hair in pigtails and send us off to school for picture day hoping the braids would stay in place long enough for a decent shot. It’s a cute, feminine, easy look that almost everyone loves to wear, especially during the hot summer days when you just want to pull your hair back (and at the same time are sick of the “bun look”).

Take a look at our photos of the different braided styles that are worn by some of our favorite celebrity parents and tell us, how often do you braid your own hair? Is it a favorite summer look of yours, too?

  • Charlize Theron 1 of 15
    Charlize Theron
    Charlize Theron at the Film Society's 36th Gala Tribute to honor Tom Hanks with the Chaplin Award at the Alice Tully Hall in NYC.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow 2 of 15
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Celebrities are embracing hippie-chic this Summer by braiding their hair! A solo Gwyneth Paltrow heads home after a night out in London with messy plait in her hair.
  • Nicole Richie 3 of 15
    Nicole Richie
    Nicole Richie wears a plaited headband at the "Art of Elysium" 2nd annual charity gala held at The Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.
  • Gisele Bundchen 4 of 15
    Gisele Bundchen
    Supermodel Gisele Bundchen goes for lunch at Boa in Santa Monica, LA.
  • Tori Spelling 5 of 15
    Tori Spelling
    Tori Spelling pays a visit to the Malibu Country Mart for the second day running.
  • Shanna Moakler 6 of 15
    Shanna Moakler
    A cornrowed Shanna Moakler draws the eyes of the paparazzi and some passing male shoppers as she leaves the Fred Segal store in LA.
  • Kourtney Kardashian 7 of 15
    Kourtney Kardashian
    Kourtney Kardashian meets with friends and goes for a stroll at Battery Park in NYC.
  • Adam Sandler 8 of 15
    Adam Sandler
    Adam Sandler, wearing a skirt and dressed as a woman, plays a game of soccer on the set of his upcoming film "Jack and Jill" in LA.
  • Jessica Alba 9 of 15
    Jessica Alba
    Jessica Alba dressed in a cobolt blue strapless Atelier Versace gown on the red carpet at the BAFTA Awards at the Royal Opera House in London.
  • Maya Rudolph 10 of 15
    Maya Rudolph
    Maya Rudolph, sporting pig tails, carries her lunch while on the set of her upcoming film "Friends with Kids", shooting on location in the Bronx.
  • Steven Tyler 11 of 15
    Steven Tyler
    "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood for Tuesday night's performance of "Rock of Ages".
  • Helena Christensen 12 of 15
    Helena Christensen
    Former Victoria's Secret Angel Helena Christensen, age 42, is seen out and about with her son Mingus in the West Village.
  • Suzanne Somers 13 of 15
    Suzanne Somers
    Suzanne Somers looks sunny in a bright yellow outfit as she enjoys an evening out with husband Bruce at Nobu in Malibu.
  • Marion Cottilard 14 of 15
    Marion Cottilard
    New mother Marion Cotillard looks stunning in a beaded lace gown hits the red carpet for the premiere of "Contagion" at the Time Warner Center in New York.
  • Beyonce 15 of 15
    A pregnant Beyonce celebrates the launch of her new fragrance 'Pulse' wearing a sequined- blue blazer at the Dream Hotel in New York City.

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